Critical Writing Index

Video culture bridges gap between art, culture: Canadian artists uneasy at second-class standing

by Adrian Iwachiw

Excalibur, Nov. 1983, v. 18, no. 10, p. 15

A review of the then new Video Culture Festival, which documents the obvious tensions between mainstream and artistic interests during the festival. A number of symposiums discussed the evolution of technology and the medium, however, artists were weary that issues of access and integrity were not being addressed. The article goes on to review some of the individual work presented. Iwachiw believes, tensions aside, that with the number of corporate sponsorships and special guests the festival can be seen as a positive step forward for video culture.

ITEM 1983.064 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Noel Harding

ConfusedPaul Wong

Paul Wong

Prime CutsShirley Clarke

John Hanhardt

John Sanborn

Kit Fitzgerald

Jan Peacock

Carol Brandenburg

Nam June Paik

Global GrooveBill Wegman

Ed Emshwiller

Susan Dowling

Doug Hall

Amarillo News TapesChip Lord

Amarillo News TapesSusan Britton

Brenda Miller

L.A. Nickel